Leon Spinks' recovery from a nasty intestinal issue has taken a turn for the better ... and the timing couldn't be more perfect!!
As we previously reported, the boxing legend was hospitalized after a chicken bone got caught in his intestine ... causing a whole lotta serious medical problems that required multiple surgeries.
But now, Leon's wife Brenda tells us Leon is making huge improvements and the doctors are finally allowing him to eat solid food again!!
He's still in the hospital -- but Brenda says friends and family will bring the feast to Leon this year ... for a kickass bedside Turkey Day.
So when will Leon go home? Brenda says they're gunning to get Spinks back in his own bed by Christmas -- "it'd be a great present."